2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)

Going in the fourteenth round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, it looked like Will Power had the title by the scruff of the neck. How quickly things can change... The Australian - driving for the powerful Penske squad - went into the race with a 59 point advantage over Ganassi driver, Dario Franchitti, … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)

2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11)

Sometimes it's a wonder why qualifying is ever run at Chicagoland. Such is the rate of overtaking at the circuit, that a driver can concentrate on perfecting the race set-up and work through the field from there. At the finale of the 2008 IndyCar season, Helio Castroneves climbed from 27th position to win by 0.0033 … Continue reading 2010 Indy Lights Race of Chicagoland (Round 11)

2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14, Qualifying)

For the 12th time this season, Roger Penske's team showcased their prowess in qualifying; however it was Ryan Briscoe and not Will Power that secured the top spot this time around. With an average two-lap qualifying speed of 216.346mph, Briscoe's speed advantage over fellow front-row starter, Dario Franchitti was ample indeed - the Scot averaged … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14, Qualifying)

Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?

With the seasons road and street courses completed, the 2010 IZOD IndyCar season draws to a close over the following five weeks with four ovals, taking in Kentucky, Japan's Motegi circuit and Homestead in Miami - however the final stretch starts this weekend at Chicagoland Motor Speedway. Chicagoland has in the last few years played … Continue reading Chicagoland’s Last Hurrah?

2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12)

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is not a circuit that often brings the best out of the IndyCar Series. It is a sports car course after all. Over the last thirty years, a number of the races run at the track have been less than spectacular and while Round 12 of the 2010 IndyCar Series will … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12)

2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12, Qualifying)

At times, you wonder why other drivers bother going for pole position anymore - especially when it's a road or street circuit and Will Power is sitting patiently in his Penske. Yet on Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, there was an inclining that the Aussie might finally have been rumbled - the 29-year-old … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio (Round 12, Qualifying)

Interview: JR Hildebrand (Dreyer & Reinbold, IndyCar)

This weekend 2009 IndyLights Champion, JR Hildebrand finally gets to make his IndyCar début at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The 22-year-old is the next in line to replace the injured Mike Conway - who is expecting a return in a few weeks at Sonoma; a role that has also … Continue reading Interview: JR Hildebrand (Dreyer & Reinbold, IndyCar)

Time, Part 1 (IRL)

It's been a strange year for the IRL thus far in 2009 - a poor global economy, Tony George ousted at the Indianapolis Speedway, some surprisingly processional oval races and virtual dominance from two teams has brought the series in for a lot of criticism from all sides. On the other hand though, we have … Continue reading Time, Part 1 (IRL)

“Formula 1 Shoots Itself (Again…)”

Yesterday afternoon, Formula 1 managed to do the impossible and kill itself in public again. Three hours after one of the most exciting races of the season and the race stewards decided to hand Lewis Hamilton a 25-second penalty that demoted him to third place and awarded the race to Felipe Massa - Hamilton's direct … Continue reading “Formula 1 Shoots Itself (Again…)”